Italian intermediate B1+ ADED11749E

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

In this course, you will become more confident in your use of the language, interacting with others at a personal and professional level. You will learn how to deal with situations encountered in the areas where the language is spoken, linking stretches of language to communicate effectively in a number of general and work-related topics. Your increased cultural awareness will help you understand aspects that go beyond what is being said.


During this course, you will be working towards level B2 of the Common European Framework.


Two hours per week for 20 weeks

Blocks 1 and 2:

Thursdays 10.00 - 12.00

Fridays 10.00 - 12.00

Requirements of Entry

This course is recommended for learners who are already independent users of the language and want to further develop their skills, having completed a lower intermediate course or reached B1 level.

Excluded Courses

Italian Stage 5




Practical skills tasks evaluating students' competence on how well productive oral (25%) and writing (25%) skills are performed.


Set exercises designed as questions or tasks intended to assess the application of knowledge in receptive listening (25%) and reading (25%) skills in the foreign language.

Course Aims

This course aims to: 

■ Enable learners to identify the main points of relatively complex texts on familiar matters and concrete topics in their area of specialisation; 

■ Familiarise them with language necessary to deal with situations likely to arise whilst travelling and interact with a certain degree of fluency; 

■ Provide practice opportunities for learners to produce connected text on a range of subjects, mainly in their areas of interest but also beyond; 

■ Develop language skills needed to describe experiences, dreams, hopes and ambitions in some detail, as well as explain and give reasons for opinions on some topical issues

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Communicate with some confidence in familiar, personal and professional topics, exchanging, checking and confirming information; 

■ Listen to and identify factual information, general messages and specific detail on everyday and job-related topics;  

■ Recognise the line of argument and main conclusions in texts; 

■ Write straightforward, connected texts on a range of familiar subjects.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.